Wisconsin False Claim Act Attorney
When an employee suspects an employer is engaged in illegal activities and benefiting from those activities, or has evidence of the illegal actions, the employee may take it upon himself or herself to report this to the proper authorities. When this happens, the individual who did the reporting is called a whistleblower. Whistleblowers are often in an awkward position, as their actions may result in their wrongful termination from the company or other retaliation from their employer. When this occurs, the whistleblower may have a claim against the employer, in addition to the initial whistleblower claim that was filed.
Waukesha County Qui Tam Lawyer
Our attorneys at the Wisconsin office of Alan C. Olson & Associates have been providing employees and employers with comprehensive whistleblower representation for years. We work tirelessly to protect the rights of employees who are blowing the whistle on an employer’s illegal activities. Contact us through this website or call our firm at 888-843-1261 or 262-785-9606.
When an employee “blows the whistle” on an employer, he or she can put themselves in a precarious position. Many whistleblowers find themselves facing retaliation for the reporting of the suspected activities of their employer. Our experienced firm represents employees and employers dealing with whistleblower cases and the potential for retaliation or actions perceived to be taken as retaliatory. We can also represent the whistleblower in any proceedings that are directly related to the illegal activities in order to protect the whistleblower’s rights.
Federal Civil False Claims Act or Qui Tam
Qui tam is a provision of the Federal Civil False Claims Act. Under this act, a qui tam action (which is an action that is closely related to whistleblower claims) may be filed by a private citizen (usually the whistleblower) charging fraud against a government business or business receiving government funds. The result of this lawsuit is that the citizen may share in the funds that are recovered by the government.
Contact a Milwaukee Whistleblower Claim Lawyer Today
To learn more about whistleblower and qui tam claims from an experienced attorney at our firm, contact us and schedule a consultation. Call us at 888-843-1261 or 262-785-9606. We can walk you through the process and help you understand your rights.